Combined Devon and Cornwall Scout Section

Supporting regiment
The Devonshire Regiment
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Around April 1943, the numbers of men in the Scout Sections were reduced. In most areas this meant combining the two existing Scout Sections in a county. This seems to have happened in Cornwall and Devon, with the evidence being a list of men found in the files of the British Resistance Museum at Parham. This details the men of this unit, including men from both Devon and Cornwall. Most likely they will have been members of the relevant preceding Scout Section, but it is not possible to be certain.

While the men were listed together, it is possible that given the geography of the area that both counties half sections continued to operate in their home counties. An image of a Scout Section from Cornwall, taken a couple months after the change in July 1943, shows only men of the Duke of Cornwall's Light infantry during a visit by Major Oxenden to Cornwall.

Caption & credit
Cornwall Scouts - Dingley rear and Oxenden front centre (from The Dingley family)
Caption & credit
Devon and Cornwall IOs and Scouts possibly Nov 1943
Scout section personnel
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Sergeant H. Collings Unknown Unknown
Corporal Walter Reginald Durston Unknown 01 Jul 1944
Corporal Harold George Piercy

Tilemaker (1939)

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Lance Corporal Dennis Jules Petit Sadler

Insurance agent (1939)

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal Brian George Thornton

Baker (1939)

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Driver IC Herbert Douglas Hole Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Driver IC Eric William R. Stevens

Antique dealer (1939)

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Driver IC F. J. Tanner Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Driver IC Arthur George Uffold

Chauffeur (1939)

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private H. Boulton Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private William George Brend

Horseman (1939)

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private A. Date Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private J. Evans Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Henry Tom Giffin

Railway porter (1939)

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private E. Metherell Unknown 03 Dec 1944

The British Resistance Museum, Parham, Suffolk

1939 Register

The Dingley family